Origanum vulgare hirtum
Native to the Mediterranean, this traditional, full flavour variety of oregano has a cleaner taste than others, with slightly furry, medium green leaves that are a must in pasta and pizza sauce. This variety is great for making essential oil for everything from keeping mosquitoes away, to heart health, fighting depression, preventing colds/flus and fighting infections and bacteria.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, by sprinkling on top of growing medium, tamping down lightly, as oregano seeds need light to germinate. Transplant outside when all chance of frost has past, in full sun, 10″ apart. Harvest continually and/or wait till stems are long and are about to flower for the best flavour.